The Art Deco met the Machine Age in a wonderful synthesis of style—stylishness and practicality. Whether architecture, automobiles or toasters—one can find examples of each that captured the spirit of an age when the future held nothing but promise. Such an example is the “stepped” platinum-banded cocktail shaker and its generous set of ten banded tumblers, pictured above. Made in the 1950’s or 1960’s, it pre-dates the self-conscious conspicuousness of the Mad Men style, soon to follow.
We finish our presentation of newly-acquired vintage glassware tomorrow.